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The Real McCoy

The Real McCoy
Kim Basinger, Terence Stamp and Van Kilmer

Rated: PG-13 for violence and language.
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: September 10, 1993 Released by: Universal Studios, Inc.

Kim Basinger plays Karen McCoy, a bank robber who's out on parole after serving six years in a Georgia prison.

She's finding it had to make it straight on the outside; she can't find a job once employers find out about her past, her sleazy parole officer want to help her get a place to live if she's nice to him and her old bank robbery boss wants her to do another heirst.

Karen's ex-partner (Terence Stamp) wants her to give a second try at robbing the Atlanta bank she was arrested in. When she refuses, he kidnaps her estranged son.

The bank has since beefed up its security, so she has to learn some new hi-tech systems in a hurry. Surprisingly, she has no trouble mastering them.

Val Kilmer (Top Gun) plays an accomplice who bungles a convenience store hold up, so of course, Karen thinks he is perfect as her getaway driver. In fact, every member of this gang is pretty inept, except for Karen.

The action takes a long time to unfold, but the planning stage and the actual break-in is quite interesting.

Kilmer is charmingly country like and Basinger is pretty good as McCoy. The film is okay, but it's better suited for TV.

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